The life of a weekend bartender . . .

. . . isn't exactly glamorous. The money can be decent at times, but it barely makes up for the slow stretches that typically last from the end of the Christmas season through early March, and then again through the hottest part of the summer until fall's arrival. And even when business is good, it carries with it the increased likelihood of encountering belligerent, loudmouthed drunks.

Fortunately, the place where I work is more of a roadhouse; a working class watering hole that doesn't attract too many preening peacocks with popped collars and gelled hair. The beer is served in the can, though a polite request will get you a frosty mug to pour it in. The two most popular whiskies are Early Times and Seagram's 7, and the closest we get to top-shelf booze is Crown Royal --which runs a distant third in popularity. Bud Lite, Bud, Busch and Miller Lite cover 90% of the beer crowd. (We have no imports.)

For the most part, I enjoy working where I do. There are times, of course, when the crowd is a little rough around the edges and one or two people need to be called down and gently coaxed from the premises. But, all in all, the crowd is civil if not exactly genteel. It's just not the kind of place you want to start any trouble, as there's generally someone there who will happily finish it for you.

But over the past couple of years, the unfathomably idiotic guido culture has crept its way into my weekends, threatening to destroy what pleasures I take in my work by way of the execrable concoction known as the Jägerbomb (content warning: rough language). Somehow, the epicurean sensibilities of the menagerie of dullards who populate the cast of Jersey Shore have taken hold and popularized what can only be described as douchebag nectar, among people who by all rights ought to know better.

I'm not even talking about people who have only recently reached the age of majority, but grown men with more than thirty years on the planet. What the hell has happened to the cultural underpinnings of this country when an otherwise fully-formed adult with a job can walk up to a bar and look another full-grown human being in the eye and, in all seriousness, ask for a shot of Jägermeister doused in Red Bull?

I refuse to believe I'm alone among my fellow bartenders of the world when a little piece of my soul shrivels and dies every time the word "Jäger" is uttered in my presence. We can't have sunk to such depths as a people that it's considered a perfectly normal, acceptable thing to actually consume a "cocktail" devised by a high school junior whose parents left them to watch the house for the weekend. And, even if you genuinely enjoy drinking that kind of bilge, the notion that you would ask another human being to prepare it for you is an insult too grievous to bear.

Look. If you want to drink and maintain some semblance of human dignity, it's pretty easy to do. The rules are pretty simple. For women, there are very few restrictions beyond remaining ambulatory throughout the night. Experimentation is encouraged within reason, though it's probably not a good idea to order a Mojito at peak business hours. It will take you a while to get it, and it probably won't be very good. It's a time-consuming drink meant to be mixed and consumed at a leisurely pace. That goes for most other time and labor intensive drinks, too.

As for men, it's pretty cut and dried: You drink whiskey neat, on the rocks, or with a common mixer like soda (Coke, 7-Up, etc.). Or, you can drink a classic cocktail like a gin and tonic, an Old Fashioned (off-peak hours only, please), or a whiskey sour. Or, you can just drink beer; imports and micro-brews are fine if they're available. But, if they're not, don't whine about it. Just shut up and drink the domestic. No one is impressed by your sophisticated beer palate anyway, and you'll recover from the indignity soon enough.

But, whatever you do, don't ask another adult human being to prepare something for you as ridiculous as a Jägerbomb, or the even slightly more ludicrous Vegas Bomb. You're a grown-ass man; drink like one.

Posted by: Damn Dirty RINO at 08:30 PM



Comments

1 I guess I should read the post first.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at December 20, 2012 07:28 PM (4Mv1T)

2
I like White Russians.
What does that say about me?

Posted by: wheatie at December 20, 2012 07:32 PM (K4wCe)

3 or if I'm in a stupid mood....

Shots of Ta-kill-ya.... or is that Tequila?

Posted by: Romeo13 at December 20, 2012 07:32 PM (lZBBB)

4 Nothing worse than someone showing their ass in the bar when your trying get wound down, or occasionally wound up.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at December 20, 2012 07:33 PM (4Mv1T)

5 @ 2
-- It says you like The Big Lebowski, and you're out of luck since we don't keep milk.

Posted by: DamnDirtyRINO at December 20, 2012 07:33 PM (m0h0I)

6 Amen, brother. Amen.

That shit will kill you.

Posted by: Fritz at December 20, 2012 07:34 PM (K/NRd)

7
You sound like a bartender I could use at my gigs. Speaking of which, for those of you in the Denver area, my band, voted Colorado's best cover band for four years straight, will be having its' End Of The World Party Saturday night at Chatfield's, 5500 S. Simms St. in Littleton.


It's going to be a blow-out. Luckily Chatfields is has plenty of seating. I'll be on bass, give me a wave. Liftoff is at 8PM. We finish when the world does.

Posted by: Meremortal, time to slutdrop the GOPe at December 20, 2012 07:34 PM (jTKU5)

8 Every man should be able to drink some form of whisky either neat or on the rocks. In a crowded setting it doens't piss off the staff and it's respectable.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at December 20, 2012 07:34 PM (3x3F6)

9 I like White Russians.
What does that say about me?

Posted by: wheatie at December 20, 2012 07:32 PM (K4wCe)


You're on the Kulak liquidation list

Posted by: Zombie Leon Trotsky at December 20, 2012 07:34 PM (XvHmy)

10 Morons really are the best people around . Cool post .

Posted by: Bill D. Cat at December 20, 2012 07:35 PM (M9QXG)

11 The Vegas Bomb?

*shiver*

Eww! I bet it tastes like Sigfried's armpits smell.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 20, 2012 07:35 PM (piMMO)

12 You think the bartender has it tough? I'm a part-time bouncer. At the Phillies ballpark. And a bowling alley, next to Camden, NJ, on dollar drink night.

Posted by: Damn Sockpuppet at December 20, 2012 07:35 PM (yJYwC)

13 An Old Fashioned, seriously? What are you, 90 years old or something? You didn't mention martini's at all, nor any type of burbon. There's always the L.I.T. if you're looking to get lit. And yes, those stronger, repulsive drinks do have a place at a bar... especially on a Friday and Saturday night.

Ladies will often order fruity drinks or Cosmopolitans, all of which are fine. Most large establishments have the ice crushing machines, so no blend time is needed for frozen drinks.

Now if you want to get to the bane of my existence when I used to bartend, it would be mudslides. Those were a royal pain to make.

Posted by: NJRob at December 20, 2012 07:35 PM (FVp26)

14 Well I agree about the Jager douchbags, but I hope RINO you're not gonna go all defensive and butthurt if someone prefers a GOOD CRAFT BEER on tap!
Why does being conservative mean I have to drink animal lite beer?

Posted by: jeanne at December 20, 2012 07:35 PM (hs27L)

15 Eww! I bet it tastes like Sigfried's armpits smell.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 20, 2012 07:35 PM (piMMO)


You make that sound like a bad thing!

Posted by: Roy at December 20, 2012 07:35 PM (XvHmy)

16 I drink an Amaretto Sour on my birthday ...

Posted by: Adriane at December 20, 2012 07:36 PM (gh+mp)

17 I concur.

Posted by: model_1066 at December 20, 2012 07:36 PM (bmIPO)

18 testing, testing, testing. Hello??

Posted by: CMU VET at December 20, 2012 07:36 PM (dPSpR)

19 Oh, and we had some idiot club owner with the IQ of a fence post (Tom Waits reference) insist that the entire band drink shots of Jager before the second set a couple of years ago.I had just had my usual Merlot. The second set suffered a bit, as did my stomach.

Posted by: Meremortal, time to slutdrop the GOPe at December 20, 2012 07:36 PM (jTKU5)

20 7 Meremortal
my band, voted Colorado's best cover band for four years straight, will be having its' End Of The World Party Saturday night


That will be too late.

Posted by: rickl at December 20, 2012 07:37 PM (sdi6R)

21 I don't get people who act like douchebags in bars. I'm there to meet friends, maybe even meet new people, eat yummy greasy food, drink beers and listen to music. Just like 99%+ of every other person who goes to bars.

What's the point of going out to a public house if you don't know how to act in public?

Posted by: boulder hobo at December 20, 2012 07:37 PM (QTHTd)

22 ¿Que?

Posted by: rickl at December 20, 2012 07:37 PM (sdi6R)

23 whoa this is weird..where'd everyone go..

Posted by: jeanne at December 20, 2012 07:37 PM (hs27L)

24 Exactly! Was at a holiday party last weekend, grown-ass kids (with babies of their own) of the more mature neighbors who invited us.

First round of shots came out - JagerBombs. Later, JelloShots. I was thinking wtf did i step through a time portal to 1985? These 30-somethings were getting way inebriated too. Most were smokers, something I hadn't been around in decades. Was so glad to leave when they got to the sloppy drunk stage.

Posted by: Count de Monet at December 20, 2012 07:37 PM (BAS5M)

25 Every man should be able to drink some form of whisky either neat or on the rocks. In a crowded setting it doens't piss off the staff and it's respectable.


*****

The same applies to women.

When I see a waitress running from table to table, I know I can order a Dewars, or Chivas, or Macallan and have a reasonable chance of getting what I ordered.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 20, 2012 07:38 PM (piMMO)

26 I generally drink my whiskey neat, and since I'm in DC and everything costs several orders of magnitude more than it does in most of the rest of the country, I just drink whatever they've got on the rail. Last night we had an office Christmas shindig at a nondescript capitol hill pub. I started with a double bourbon, had a beer or so, and finished with an Irish Car Bomb. I don't usually order mixed drinks but a bunch of us did it together soit was fun, and we tipped well. My kids will have to wear generic diapers this monthbut that's the way of the world out here.

Posted by: DC Zombie at December 20, 2012 07:38 PM (EZ3C3)

27 testing

Posted by: D. Hopper at December 20, 2012 07:39 PM (AVfT8)

28 Oh a-fuckin-men brother.

Posted by: billy at December 20, 2012 07:39 PM (JYZFA)

29
5 @ 2
-- It says you like The Big Lebowski, and you're out of luck since we don't keep milk.

----------

No milk?
Okay...make it a Black Russian.

No Kahlua?
Okay...make it a beer. Your choice of brand.

I'm not prissy...I just happen to like Kahlua.

Posted by: wheatie at December 20, 2012 07:40 PM (K4wCe)

Posted by: billy at December 20, 2012 07:40 PM (JYZFA)

31 I like box wine. What do I know?

Posted by: Helen at December 20, 2012 07:41 PM (93bH6)

32 Shot-and-a-Beer joints were a big part of my part-time bar-tending income during grad school. Lots more fun than the nice places.

Posted by: trainer @ Home at December 20, 2012 07:44 PM (1QEkm)

33 Repeated shots of tequila is not your friend. Ever.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 20, 2012 08:32 PM (NhdPR)

34 Repeated shots of tequila is not your friend. Ever.

****

Slammers were my drink of choice until I hit the tequila wall at about age 28.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 20, 2012 08:34 PM (piMMO)

35 Was that about something?

Posted by: Gerry at December 20, 2012 08:34 PM (GmYM3)

36 Bourbon on the rocks.

That's it.

Posted by: EC at December 20, 2012 08:35 PM (doBIb)

37 I drink scotch, and/or craft beer, in front of AodSHQ every night. What are these "bars" you speak of?

Posted by: Tobacco Road at December 20, 2012 08:36 PM (4Mv1T)

38 Yeah, because everyone loves a bartender with an attitude when it comes to ordering good beer. Not everyone likes miller light, dumbass.

Posted by: Timin203 at December 20, 2012 08:36 PM (azmhu)

39 I agree in total with Damn Dirty RINO.

This makes me a RINO, probabaly. It also means that I have spent some good amount of time in exactly the kind of establishment he describes.

I admit I'm far more comfortable there, with the pool tables, dart boards, and blue-jean-clad people than I am in more uppity venues.

And Jagermeister is truly evil. The only people I knew who insisted on Jag shots were either assholes, or were working toward their asshole merit badge.

And don't even get me started on Red Bull--Mountain Dew with red food coloring and an extra shot of caffeine--how very very trendy.

Posted by: filbert at December 20, 2012 08:37 PM (NaNKB)

40 Yeah this is the wrong place to call out beer snobs. Too many around

Posted by: Adam at December 20, 2012 08:38 PM (/YJYi)

41 Gimme a damned scotch and water....and dont forget the umbrella

Posted by: butternut at December 20, 2012 08:38 PM (nbYoV)

42 Yeah a new thread that doesn't smell like @$$.

Posted by: Butters at December 20, 2012 08:38 PM (NIZHJ)

43 I two rules when I go to a bar.

#1 be polite and respectable to everyone.
#2 See rule 1 and multiple by two to any one who can spit in your food or drinks.

Posted by: Ed Wood VS Godzilla at December 20, 2012 08:39 PM (obHYs)

44 @ 34 -- I used to slam tequila shots a lot. For awhile there, my brother-in-law and I went through a fifth of Cuervo Gold three or four nights a week. I figure I was just about 28 at the time, too.

It couldn't last forever.

Posted by: DamnDirtyRINO at December 20, 2012 08:39 PM (m0h0I)

45 *eyeroll*

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 20, 2012 08:39 PM (GEICT)

46 Back in the grad school days in the mid to late 80's, gin and tonic. Occasionally, someone would haul the Jaeger out and we'd hurl in sympathy.

These days, mostly beer.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent at December 20, 2012 08:39 PM (opLk0)

47 Well I don't agree with you calling a jäger bomb a cocktail. It's a shot and definitely doesn't even deserve the dignity of having it derogatorily referred to as a cocktail.

I've drank them before mostly in college and not even that often. To me and most of my friends it's more of a shot you can get that alm

Posted by: Buzzion at December 20, 2012 08:40 PM (PFRZ9)

48 Groppa. Made from the dregs after the wine has been pressed. That is serious stuff.

When I lived in West Berlin back in the late 60's, we used to go to an Italian pizzaria and hang out. The owner would always finish the evening by giving everyone a round of groppa.

When you drink it, you can feel your eyes going bloodshot almost instantaneously.

Posted by: Miss Marple at December 20, 2012 08:40 PM (GoIUi)

49
and dealing with obnoxious drunjs

er, drunks

Posted by: soothsayer at December 20, 2012 08:41 PM (QVBzT)

50 When you drink it, you can feel your eyes going bloodshot almost instantaneously.

That's about the length of time it takes, too.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent at December 20, 2012 08:42 PM (opLk0)

51 Well I don't agree with you calling a jäger bomb a cocktail. It's a shot and definitely doesn't even deserve the dignity of having it derogatorily referred to as a cocktail.

I've drank them before mostly in college and not even that often. To me and most of my friends it's more of a shot you can get that almost anyone can drink down. And certainly one that should only be had once maybe twice a night.

Posted by: Buzzion at December 20, 2012 08:42 PM (PFRZ9)

52 I used to get Mayonnaise Bombs at Man's World. They always tasted funny.

Posted by: Barry O'Choom at December 20, 2012 08:42 PM (FcR7P)

53 Damn iPhone making me post before I was ready.

Posted by: Buzzion at December 20, 2012 08:42 PM (PFRZ9)

54 @ 38 -- Of course not everyone likes Miller Lite. But, there's a whole lot of people who like Miller Lite more than assholes who sniff when you don't have pumpkin spice ale on hand.

Posted by: DamnDirtyRINO at December 20, 2012 08:43 PM (m0h0I)

55 Lotta people went to grad school 'round this joint. Disreputable...

Posted by: DAve at December 20, 2012 08:44 PM (XDC0v)

56 Attention beer people: The point isn't that craft beer isn't any good. The point is that when you are at a bar which doesn't sell craft beer, it is poor form to bitch about it.

Either drink the Bud or Miller, or find another bar which carries the beers you like. Pretty simple, really.

Posted by: Miss Marple at December 20, 2012 08:44 PM (GoIUi)

57 I was in a hotel bar with a buddy and the president of my company, at the time. I ordered a Guinness, Prezzy ordered a scotch, and my buddy Mike ordered a Bailey's.

Prezzy looked over to Mike and said "Aren't your tits too small to be drinking that stuff?"

I fell of my stool.

Posted by: sTevo at December 20, 2012 08:44 PM (VMcEw)

58 When its hot, I like vodka tonics with double the usual tonic. Does that have a name, or do have to continue explaining it

Posted by: Jean at December 20, 2012 08:44 PM (kUxiO)

59

mommy's alright

daddy's alright

they just seem a little bit weeeirrrd


Surrender! Surrender!

(sing it with me)

mommy's alright, daddy's alright...

SURRENDERRRRRR

Posted by: soothsayer at December 20, 2012 08:45 PM (BUcLz)

60 Maybe I'm in the minority but I've had friends order (and like) Vegas Bombs or Jager Bombs and they definitely fall in the polite nerd category over the Jersey Shore jackass category, but maybe they get a pass because of the whole college student thing.

Posted by: Ed Wood VS Godzilla at December 20, 2012 08:45 PM (obHYs)

61 @ 58 -- We just call it a tall vodka tonic.

Posted by: DamnDirtyRINO at December 20, 2012 08:46 PM (m0h0I)

62 I prefer the neighborhood hole in the wall. And it is the epitome of hole in the walls. Owner so tight(and borderline autistic, really) that he squeaks. Drink straws are recycled. Restroom, 2x4 feet, no door, smells and looks like Tijuana bar bathrooms. But if you don't go to bars to get laid or meet future FB friends, it's like going to a human zoo.

Posted by: Whatev at December 20, 2012 08:46 PM (2t6Gz)

63 My beer bitch is the worship at the altar of undrinkably hoppy, bitter brews.

Give me Miller Lite any day over some nasty, over-hopped IPA.

Posted by: filbert at December 20, 2012 08:46 PM (NaNKB)

64 Confession: I liked Jaeger when I was in my 20's and it was not popular (the early 90s). Now, since having marched through the 12 steps while also in my 20's (coincidence, probably not), I drink an occasional beer or hard cider, wine or vodka cranberry. Total drinks a year are less than 10 because when I was an alcoholic, i nearly destroyed myself. I got a wife who loves me and kids who love me, and whom I love, I gotta good job (most the time) and I am not losing it to a fucking bottle.

And I agree with Damn Dirty RINO, there is nothing worse than a 30+ yro trying to live the Jersey Shore life.

Oh and Merry Christmas!

Posted by: Penfold at December 20, 2012 08:46 PM (wT+sh)

65 filbert, we are in opposing camps, although I will drink PBR's on pool night, just to be polite.

Posted by: sTevo at December 20, 2012 08:48 PM (VMcEw)

66 I don't get people who act like douchebags in bars. I'm there to meet friends, maybe even meet new people, eat yummy greasy food, drink beers and listen to music. Just like 99%+ of every other person who goes to bars.

What's the point of going out to a public house if you don't know how to act in public?
Posted by: boulder hobo


Boulder, honey, you grew up with REAL pubs-the British kind that did, in fact, have wonderful pub food (mmm, mushroom soup, homemade bread, sausage and stilton, bangers and mash....) Also, drinking in the US has been somewhat tainted by the "drinking age" which changed every year I was legal-first, 18, then 19, then 21. So many kids have an idealized view of what drinking is that they can't wait to go on their first bender, because it's so cool. And apparently bar fights and being rude to other patrons is part of that. No one bothers teaching their children to respect alcohol, and to respect other patrons, so that you and they can enjoy their time at the bar.

Just part of the dumbing down of America, part MMMCCIXXX.

And hugs to you, my friend!

Posted by: moki at December 20, 2012 08:48 PM (wi/sM)

67 So,who here secretly(or not so secretly) hopes the Mayans were right?I doubt they predicted anything of course,they didn't even predict the end of their empire.

Posted by: steevy at December 20, 2012 08:49 PM (9XBK2)

68 I like Miller High Life if Old Milwaukee isn't available.

Posted by: Butters at December 20, 2012 08:49 PM (NIZHJ)

69 Give me Miller Lite any day over some nasty, over-hopped IPA.

Got to admit, I'm pretty partial to a Session lager. Cheap *and* mellow.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent at December 20, 2012 08:50 PM (opLk0)

70 Did the Maya even have a written language?

Posted by: Butters at December 20, 2012 08:50 PM (NIZHJ)

71 Caucasians

Posted by: Jeffrey Lebowski at December 20, 2012 08:50 PM (Dll6b)

72 Jameson or beer. Oh, and after 2 or 7, who cares what kind of label the beer has?

Posted by: MCPO Airdale at December 20, 2012 08:50 PM (S4l7G)

73 I was at a Titled Kilt and ordered a Macallan neat. The waitress comes back from the bar and asks what "neat" means. So neither the waitress nor the bartender knew. And I thought I had done good by choosing the only waitress in the place without a tramp stamp.

Posted by: somebody else, not me at December 20, 2012 08:50 PM (nZvGM)

74
I've been behind the bar everywhere from 700 seat Midwest clubs to Columbus Street in Manhattan, been so swamped my eyes never got to sea level. But I've never been so buried I couldn't mix an Old-Fashioned without breaking stride.

C'mon Man, you're better than that!

Posted by: spongeworthy at December 20, 2012 08:51 PM (r5w1L)

75 A little touch of George Jones in the night:


"I can light up your smokes

I can laugh at your jokes

I can watch you fall down on your knees

I can close down this bar

I can gas up my car

And I can pack up and mail in my keys"


Posted by: SurferDoc at December 20, 2012 08:51 PM (6H6FZ)

76 filbert, we are in opposing camps, although I will drink PBR's on pool night, just to be polite.
Posted by: sTevo at December 20, 2012 08:48 PM (VMcEw)

Ah hem, I have seen you drink beer. You are a beer snob. I can't imagine you not throwing it on the floor, throwing a hissy fit, breaking a cue and stomping out the door.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 20, 2012 08:51 PM (3Y7RV)

77 Great post. It sounds like a Wisconsin bar. God I miss Wiscinsin Bars.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 20, 2012 08:52 PM (3Y7RV)

78 When I was in college, we would drink Prairie Fires until the frat boys scampered out. Any girls that stuck around were our type.

Posted by: Jean at December 20, 2012 08:52 PM (kUxiO)

79 76 Quiet prole lest a college boy have some brilliance to share ; )

Posted by: DAve at December 20, 2012 08:53 PM (XDC0v)

80 No one drinks me any more

Posted by: Harvey Wallbanger at December 20, 2012 08:53 PM (Dll6b)

81 Repeated shots of tequila is not your friend. Ever.

I disagree. When I broke up with my last GF a few years ago, I spent the evening at the hotel bar drinking shot after shot of Patron before going outside to smoke a cigar and watch the fireworks. Tequila was definately my friend that night.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at December 20, 2012 08:53 PM (o1kXv)

82 Oh, I'll drink an over-hopped beer.

Usually in three or four gulps, so I don't have to taste it.

This approach scales poorly.

Posted by: filbert at December 20, 2012 08:53 PM (NaNKB)

83 OSP, Cape Fear Wine and Beer doesn't sell nascar beer, except by the case, and not to be opened on the premises.

Posted by: sTevo at December 20, 2012 08:54 PM (VMcEw)

84 Does anybody else drink their booze in tall ice tea glasses at home? Those short tumblers are just too...short.

Posted by: Tobacco Road, is getting woozy at December 20, 2012 08:54 PM (4Mv1T)

85 OSP, Cape Fear Wine and Beer doesn't sell nascar beer, except by the case, and not to be opened on the premises.
Posted by: sTevo at December 20, 2012 08:54 PM (VMcEw)

LOL

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 20, 2012 08:54 PM (3Y7RV)

86 @ 74
-- It's the muddling and zesting that gets me.

Posted by: DamnDirtyRINO at December 20, 2012 08:55 PM (m0h0I)

87 "It sounds like a Wisconsin bar. God I miss Wiscinsin Bars."

That's cause we have bars, not cocktail lounges.

Posted by: lowandslow at December 20, 2012 08:55 PM (GZitp)

88 It couldn't last forever.


****

But it was fun while it lasted!!

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 20, 2012 08:55 PM (piMMO)

89 @77

I went to college in Wisconsin, we could buy a case of Rhinelander (bottles) for like $8 or something ridiculous like that. My friends and I drank so much that within about two months we had stacked the empties in the boxes around the room from floor to ceiling. The administration was not too impressed with our improv redecoration. So we returned the empties and started again!

Posted by: Penfold at December 20, 2012 08:55 PM (wT+sh)

90 Does anybody else drink their booze in tall ice tea glasses at home? Those short tumblers are just too...short.
Posted by: Tobacco Road, is getting woozy at December 20, 2012 08:54 PM (4Mv1T)

Got one sitting in front of me right now. Korbel Brandy and Coke Zero.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 20, 2012 08:55 PM (3Y7RV)

91 I still remember with great horror the summer of the Irish Car Bomb at my local bar.

Posted by: Lincolntf at December 20, 2012 08:56 PM (tkoGU)

92 Ah yes, Harvey Wallbangers. Once nice and mellow on those we might ask the bartender to " Bang Harvey against the Wall one more time."

Posted by: SurferDoc at December 20, 2012 08:56 PM (6H6FZ)

93
Give me Miller Lite any day over some nasty, over-hopped IPA.

==
There's no such thing as over-hopped, peasant.

Posted by: USS Diversity at December 20, 2012 08:56 PM (MPjT8)

94 I was at a Titled Kilt and ordered a Macallan neat. The waitress comes back from the bar and asks what "neat" means. So neither the waitress nor the bartender knew. And I thought I had done good by choosing the only waitress in the place without a tramp stamp.

That was your mistake. The tramp stamp is the symbol of quality.

Look for the cheap and easy label...

Posted by: Colorado Alex at December 20, 2012 08:57 PM (o1kXv)

95 Dude, sounds like you're a can-opener, not a bartender. Of course the money's not great.

You gotta find another gig.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at December 20, 2012 08:57 PM (dTGOB)

96 There's nothing like bikers, off-duty cops, and gangbangers, all hanging out in the local tavern to ratchet up the alertness factor when you're unofficially the bouncer at where your bartender-girlfriend works.

Also, three to five hundred dollars a night in tips can really fuck with somebody's work ethic.

Posted by: Fritz at December 20, 2012 08:58 PM (K/NRd)

97 Besides wine at dinnerI don't think I ever drank with my parents. I just realized that.

Posted by: DAve at December 20, 2012 08:58 PM (XDC0v)

98 I'd love to order a Harvey Wallbanger someday, but I think The Regal Beagle got shut down for code violations.

Posted by: Lincolntf at December 20, 2012 08:59 PM (tkoGU)

99 And I thought I had done good by choosing the only waitress in the place without a tramp stamp.



*****

Nope. The tramp stamp is a sure sign that a chick knows her way around a bar.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 20, 2012 08:59 PM (piMMO)

100 Besides wine at dinnerI don't think I ever drank with my parents. I just realized that.
Posted by: DAve at December 20, 2012 08:58 PM (XDC0v)

My Mom didn't drink but my Dad and I slammed down a few and even enjoyed a few Bar brawls. We were on the same side.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 20, 2012 09:00 PM (3Y7RV)

101 There's no such thing as over-hopped, peasant.
How about this: you can have my share of the IPA's and the like. I'll go for the smoother porters and amber ales double-bocks and tripelbocks and the astonishingly woah-nelly-that's-good Boulevard Chocolate Ale when it comes out again around Valentine's Day.

Hops in beer is the preservative The flavor is supposed to come from the malt and the yeast.


Posted by: filbert at December 20, 2012 09:00 PM (NaNKB)

102 I mostly drink Yuengling Chesterfield Ale. I don't think I've ever seen it in a bar, though. But since I live in Pennsylvania, it's easy enough to buy it by the case. It tastes good and it's not expensive.

Craft beers and imports are great. I used to drink them more often when I was younger, though.

There was a bar I went to for over 20 years, but I quit going after the election. Most of the regulars I knew there are Democrats, and I no longer have any interest in associating with them.

Posted by: rickl at December 20, 2012 09:00 PM (sdi6R)

103 >>>>Jameson or beer.<<<<

Second that.

Usually it is Jameson with a beer (Harp's) chaser.

Segram's and Crown are popular because Canadian whiskey really has no personality of its own (leave it to the canucks to make boring liquor) and they mix well with every thing.

Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living... at December 20, 2012 09:00 PM (KAWvv)

104 I've slung a ton of Old Fashioneds, but I always drew the line at frozen drinks when it was busy. Or when it was slow.

"Blender's broken."

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at December 20, 2012 09:02 PM (dTGOB)

105 Besides wine at dinnerI don't think I ever drank with my parents. I just realized that.
Posted by: DAve


M eldest turns 21 in 8 months, but he lives 13 hours away at school. We butted heads like billy-goats the last four years, but I am thinking about buying a ticket so I can tip a few in Boston with him on his birthday.

Posted by: Tobacco Road, is getting woozy at December 20, 2012 09:02 PM (4Mv1T)

106 Does anybody else drink their booze in tall ice tea glasses at home? Those short tumblers are just too...short.
Posted by: Tobacco Road, is getting woozy at December 20, 2012 08:54 PM (4Mv1T)
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Tupperware tumbler (large, green) 1/3 segrams, $11 per fifth, 1/3rd coke, 1/3rd ice, right now.

Posted by: Whatev at December 20, 2012 09:02 PM (2t6Gz)

107 Having a cold beer at the end of a long day is like meeting an old friend.

Ya' know what I mean?

Posted by: Reader C.J. Burch thinks he is Eddie Willers, NOT! at December 20, 2012 09:02 PM (Md8Uo)

108 100 I can't imagine that.

Posted by: DAve at December 20, 2012 09:02 PM (XDC0v)

109 I made a kick ass bloody mary when I volunteered at the VFW bar. My only potent potable claim to fame.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 20, 2012 09:03 PM (3Y7RV)

110 I have no women in my peer group that drink Scotch. They look at me like I have grown another head when I order it. The last time I asked for a little bit of ice, and the bartender put so much in, the whisky looked like the last bit of iced tea in a glass. I usually just order neat and ask for a glass of ice if I feel like having a little chill on my glass.

Posted by: no good deed at December 20, 2012 09:03 PM (mjR67)

111 I've been trying to develop a discerning taste for bourbon, which is fine at home, but I damn near fell over after 2 at a bar on Thanksgiving; it wasn't from the alcohol but the bill.

Posted by: USS Diversity at December 20, 2012 09:03 PM (MPjT8)

112 I'll have a Slippery Nipple and what's this guidoethniphobia?

Posted by: Guido at December 20, 2012 09:03 PM (XLuH2)

113 (leave it to the canucks to make boring liquor)

But your granddaddy knows you could at least get it during prohibition.

Posted by: Tobacco Road, is getting woozy at December 20, 2012 09:04 PM (4Mv1T)

114 What is this drink called? I'm sure it has a name. Whiskey, in club soda or water, on the rocks, with a splash of bitters. That's what I drink but Im sure it's an actual drink with a Name.

Posted by: L, Elle who wants a wookie this year for Christmas at December 20, 2012 09:04 PM (0PiQ4)

115 Imagine a Cowboy and Biker bar in Apache Junction, no colors or hats allowed inside because it made fights inevitable. Around 11PM when everyone is nice and toasty someone puts David Allan Coe on the jukebox. "You Never Even Called Me By My Name" About 50 drunken lunatics roar the last verse in unison and laugh like crazy. Good times.

Posted by: SurferDoc at December 20, 2012 09:05 PM (6H6FZ)

116 Great post. I hate Jaeger, and everything that comes from it. And for some reason, everyone also wants "bombs." No one just shoots whiskey anymore.

Posted by: brak at December 20, 2012 09:05 PM (RBQss)

117 Love when the new bartender in the mexican restaurant down the street accidentally makes a long island iced tea in a large beer mug for $4.50. Dude, you know you're losing about 2 bucks with each one I order?

Posted by: Whatev at December 20, 2012 09:05 PM (2t6Gz)

118 Tobacco Road @ 105

Do it. My Dad died the year I turned 21, and we never really had a chance to drink together. We had a few beers out at restaurants and at ball games (the drinking age for 3.2 beer was 18 then), but I never got to do that.

Do it.

Posted by: Reader C.J. Burch thinks he is Eddie Willers, NOT! at December 20, 2012 09:05 PM (Md8Uo)

119 Its called Guido

Posted by: Guido at December 20, 2012 09:05 PM (XLuH2)

120 Oh, geez. I just heard a news report on the radio where they were talking about limiting the size of magazines.

The newsreader said, "This would force the shooter to stop, eject the empty *cartridge*, and reload."

At least he didn't call it a "clip".

Posted by: rickl at December 20, 2012 09:05 PM (sdi6R)

121 I have no women in my peer group that drink Scotch. They look at me like I have grown another head when I order it.

I'm lucky to have a friend who loves Scotch. The last time I was down in El Paso, we ended up at a nice restaurant where the cute bartender gave my friend a taste of a whole lineup of nice Scotches. Unfortunately, we couldn't take her home with us

Posted by: Colorado Alex at December 20, 2012 09:07 PM (o1kXv)

122 I like black russians, what does that say about me ?

Posted by: t-dubyah-d at December 20, 2012 09:07 PM (WX65W)

123 If they make TIME and Newsweak any smaller I won't be able to read them.

Posted by: Butters at December 20, 2012 09:08 PM (NIZHJ)

124
Bar etiquette is something one learns over time. The way I behave (and what I order) was very different at 22 versus 39.
Back then it was cheap cold beer, lots of it, with the occasional jello shot.
Now its pricier cocktails at pricier bars where "mixology" and "drink craft" is at a premium. An example of such a place is Anvil in Houston (http://anvilhouston.com/). I am sure every major city has a place like this now. Sure the drinks are expensive, northwards of ten bucks a glass easy, but they are handmade from scratch and are exquisite.

Posted by: Walker at December 20, 2012 09:08 PM (bOs4B)

125 >>>>But your granddaddy knows you could at least get it during prohibition.<<<

Oh, I have done my share of Crown and 7, Crown and coke, and Crown and Sprite, and Crown and ginger ale, and Crown and, well, Crown.

The little purple bottle bags are useful too.

Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living... at December 20, 2012 09:08 PM (KAWvv)

126 100 My Mom didn't drink but my Dad and I slammed down a few and even enjoyed a few Bar brawls. We were on the same side.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 20, 2012 09:00 PM (3Y7RV)



A few years back my dad got a smoker. Fourth of July comes and we fire it up and load it up ....and then realize it involves very little work. We're sitting at the card table, where the food eventually will go, and I say "Well now what the hell are we gonna do?" Dad "Ummm....there's beer in the fridge in the garage." Several hours later my grandfather walks out back to me, dad and a whole lot of empty bottles. "What the hell are you two assholes doing?!?" "We're shhmoking grampa!" As I hoist my beer. "Idiots. Is there any left for me?"

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 20, 2012 09:09 PM (GEICT)

127 Commissar!

Posted by: Guido at December 20, 2012 09:09 PM (XLuH2)

128 Besides wine at dinner I don't think I ever drank with my parents. I just realized that.

I used to have my mother go to the bar with me so I could drink. Back then, if you had a parent present, you could drink even if you were underage.

Posted by: no good deed at December 20, 2012 09:09 PM (mjR67)

129 118 I find in life that if I feel like doing a good thing I better hurry up and do it 'cuz I won't feel like that for long.

Posted by: DAve at December 20, 2012 09:09 PM (XDC0v)

130 I like black russians, what does that say about me ?
Posted by: t-dubyah-d at December 20, 2012 09:07 PM (WX65W)

That depends, do you sing negro spirituals while you drink them?

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 20, 2012 09:09 PM (3Y7RV)

131 I rike Kamikazes.

Posted by: Butters at December 20, 2012 09:09 PM (NIZHJ)

132 :::109 I made a kick ass bloody mary when I volunteered at the VFW bar. My only potent potable claim to fame.
Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 20, 2012 09:03 PM (3Y7RV):::

That was always my least favorite drink to make. Because no two people can agree on what it's *supposed* to taste like. And even if they like how you make it, invariably you hear them say, "You know who makes REALLY good Bloody Marys? [insert other bar name here]"

Then GO THERE, fucker.

Besides that, it ain't a drink, it's a stew. Bloody Caesars are popular up here. Clamato - ~~~shudder~~~

Canadians have some filthy practices.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at December 20, 2012 09:10 PM (dTGOB)

133 No Sam Adams? Gimme a Pabst..

But, geez.. no Sam Adams?

And I say Sam Adams only because that seems to be the "micro"brew a lot of bars have grudgingly added to their roster if they have historically only served domestics.

We find a lot of bars like this in the southern suburbs of Chicago. No beer on tap.. domestic bottles only.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at December 20, 2012 09:10 PM (UTq/I)

134 Drinking Made Easy is a great show. You learn where a lot of the cool bars are in a given town.

Posted by: USS Diversity at December 20, 2012 09:10 PM (MPjT8)

135 "Idiots. Is there any left for me?"
Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 20, 2012 09:09 PM (GEICT)

LMAO, That's one of the things you remember on your deathbed.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 20, 2012 09:10 PM (3Y7RV)

136 84 Does anybody else drink their booze in tall ice tea glasses at home? Those short tumblers are just too...short.
Posted by: Tobacco Road, is getting woozy at December 20, 2012 08:54 PM (4Mv1T)


I bought a set of glasses. There were four tall ones and four short ones. To my amazement, I discovered that they hold exactly the same amount of liquid.

Posted by: rickl at December 20, 2012 09:11 PM (sdi6R)

137 My two favorite bars are the Morrison Street Bar and Grill in Portland and the Sugar Shack in Leesville, La. Generally quiet, friendly bartenders, and minimal douchebag population.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at December 20, 2012 09:11 PM (o1kXv)

138 RCJB- Good words. Thank you.

Posted by: Tobacco Road, is getting woozy at December 20, 2012 09:11 PM (4Mv1T)

139 Bloody Marys are like Red-eyes, they are for hangovers.

Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living... at December 20, 2012 09:11 PM (KAWvv)

140 One random thing I've noticed with alcohol, it seems to be the most judgy, (with the exception of Mac vs PC) thing on the planet. I mean nobody goes. oh you like Pepsi get out of here ya hippy! So inclusion, Rum and Cokes or bust.

Posted by: Ed Wood VS Godzilla at December 20, 2012 09:11 PM (obHYs)

141 @ 104 -- As the old saying goes, you tend the bar you have, not the one you wish you had.

Last weekend, we hosted a benefit and tacked .50 on each drink to go toward the proceeds. At the end of the night, based on the till at the end of the night, we figured I'd sold/mixed 500 drinks in about six hours. I didn't have much time for Old Fashioneds.

Posted by: DamnDirtyRINO at December 20, 2012 09:12 PM (m0h0I)

142 129 I always wanted to take my father to school with me so he could see me teach. Something he could be proud of, something I'm really good at. But I never did, and now...

Posted by: DAve at December 20, 2012 09:12 PM (XDC0v)

143 What the Fuck is wrong with vodka on the rocks with olives?! Its got veggies and everything!

Posted by: Guido at December 20, 2012 09:12 PM (XLuH2)

144 135 LMAO, That's one of the things you remember on your deathbed.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 20, 2012 09:10 PM (3Y7RV)



Yeah, it was fun and funny. Mom? Not so amused.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 20, 2012 09:13 PM (GEICT)

145 >>>>Pepsi get out of here ya hippy! So inclusion, Rum and Cokes or bust.<<<<

Heh, Pepsi is too sweet, it makes a lousy mix with booze.

Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living... at December 20, 2012 09:13 PM (KAWvv)

146 The only two things I like straight up is Remy Martin and Cuervo Gold. The Remy must be warmed.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 20, 2012 09:14 PM (3Y7RV)

147 Frozen Margherita recipe
Fill a blender about half full of ice, add a can of condensed lemonade or limeade, a couple or three shots of Tequila, a couple shots of Cointreau (which is not cheap), and sometimes a splash of 7-Up if you like it a little sweeter than bitter.
Whip that up in the blender until the ice is all pureed. That's easy and pretty good.

Posted by: Reader C.J. Burch thinks he is Eddie Willers, NOT! at December 20, 2012 09:15 PM (Md8Uo)

148 Tequila reposado...the breakfast of champions.

Posted by: Guido at December 20, 2012 09:16 PM (XLuH2)

149 Yes, I'd like a siinny, triple venti, half-caf, no whip, white Russian.

Does this mean I'm "difficult"?

Posted by: Sean Bannion at December 20, 2012 09:16 PM (gcluB)

150 And order a pitcher so the bartender don't have to work as hard...

Posted by: Cicero Kid at December 20, 2012 09:16 PM (8p1Ev)

151 Reminds me of keeping my wife company as she worked part time at The Have, Johnstown Pa. You had the "Norms" that were always there and the girls drinking their fat drinks. Most memorable moment was watching the wife jump the bar, through a guy in a choke hold, and escort him out the bar. Wood like you can't believe.

Posted by: stourma at December 20, 2012 09:17 PM (8k5/X)

152 @ 145,

Never tried Pepsi, always either Coke, or, and this may be blasphemous, Dr. Pepper seems to mix well with every thing.

Posted by: Ed Wood VS Godzilla at December 20, 2012 09:17 PM (obHYs)

153 Does this mean I'm "difficult"?
Posted by: Sean Bannion at December 20, 2012 09:16 PM (gcluB)

I think it means you're a metro-sexual, or a girl.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 20, 2012 09:18 PM (3Y7RV)

154
Its Crown and Coke for me, and I don't give a rat what the barkeep thinks.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at December 20, 2012 09:18 PM (69Mdf)

155 Oh, and that would be The Haven, not sure what happened to the "n"; probably the third large Laphroaig.

Posted by: stourma at December 20, 2012 09:18 PM (8k5/X)

156 Mt. Dew makes for a good Lynchburg lemonaide.

Posted by: Cicero Kid at December 20, 2012 09:18 PM (8p1Ev)

157 Does this mean I'm "difficult"?

It means you're gay.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at December 20, 2012 09:18 PM (o1kXv)

158 Best friend/roomate tended bar in college. Not only did he hook us up, he hooked up all the other bartenders in town. We rarely paid full price for pitchers.

Posted by: USS Diversity at December 20, 2012 09:19 PM (MPjT8)

159 It means you're gay.
Posted by: Colorado Alex at December 20, 2012 09:18 PM (o1kXv)

Oh yeah, I forgot about that possibility.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 20, 2012 09:19 PM (3Y7RV)

160 Ooh, booze talk!

Currently drinking the Balvenie doublewood.

For beer, I like a black velvet or snake bite if I can't get good beer.

Black velvet being guiness and cider mixed. Sounds gross, tastes like the name.

Posted by: DC in Towson at December 20, 2012 09:19 PM (Ai+tZ)

161 Look at all the new faces in the bar thread. Need to have this party more often. 'course it's all over tomorrow night.

Posted by: Tobacco Road, is getting woozy at December 20, 2012 09:19 PM (4Mv1T)

162 :::149 Yes, I'd like a siinny, triple venti, half-caf, no whip, white Russian.

Does this mean I'm "difficult"?
Posted by: Sean Bannion at December 20, 2012 09:16 PM (gcluB):::

Well, look at the fancy lad!

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at December 20, 2012 09:19 PM (JDIKC)

163 Mt Dew is a good mixer for several different alcohols. I don't care much for Dew straight, but that stuff does mix well,

Posted by: Reader C.J. Burch thinks he is Eddie Willers, NOT! at December 20, 2012 09:20 PM (Md8Uo)

164
Bartending in the '80's
vodka +o.j. = screwdriver
add sloe gin = sloe screw
add Southern Comfort + sloe comfortable screw
add Galliano = sloe comfortable screw up against the wall
I actually had female bar patrons asking me for a "sloe comfortable screw up against the wall " of course only when it was extremely busy.

Posted by: seamrog at December 20, 2012 09:20 PM (wrRaN)

165 @ 152 -- There's a guy who comes in where I work who likes Southern Comfort with Dr. Pepper as a chaser. It might be good, but I've cleaned up the aftermath of a SoCo bender one too many times in my life.

Posted by: DamnDirtyRINO at December 20, 2012 09:20 PM (m0h0I)

166 I think it means you're a metro-sexual, or a girl. Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 20, 2012 09:18 PM (3Y7RV)

Ok, in that case I'll take Booker's. Neat.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at December 20, 2012 09:21 PM (gcluB)

167
Does this mean I'm "difficult"?
Posted by: Sean Bannion at December 20, 2012 09:16 PM (gcluB):::

=======
You'll get a Bud draft and like it, nancy.

Posted by: USS Diversity at December 20, 2012 09:21 PM (MPjT8)

168 155 Oh, and that would be The Haven, not sure what happened to the "n"; probably the third large Laphroaig.
Posted by: stourma at December 20, 2012 09:18 PM (8k5/X)


Another Laphroaig fan? The Horde is a rare breed of awesome.

Posted by: DC in Towson at December 20, 2012 09:21 PM (Ai+tZ)

169 Wow, this is the happiest thread ever, I wonder what Sarah Palin likes?

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 20, 2012 09:21 PM (3Y7RV)

170 Posted by: Empire of Jeff at December 20, 2012 09:19 PM (JDIKC)

Big talk from a theater major!!

Posted by: Sean Bannion at December 20, 2012 09:21 PM (gcluB)

171 Ok, in that case I'll take Booker's. Neat.
Posted by: Sean Bannion at December 20, 2012 09:21 PM (gcluB)

*Returns man card with two new punches*

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 20, 2012 09:22 PM (3Y7RV)

172 A Slo Comfortable Screw. That's a good drink from my youth, back in the 70's. I haven't had one of those in years.

Southern Comfort is suchweak asswhiskey, but it does mix well.

Posted by: Reader C.J. Burch thinks he is Eddie Willers, NOT! at December 20, 2012 09:22 PM (Md8Uo)

173 @169

This is why we can't have nice things.

Posted by: Ed Wood VS Godzilla at December 20, 2012 09:23 PM (obHYs)

174 Anyone else watching The History channel: 2012 The End is Now?


It's sorta preppers show. Damn, I am sooooo unprepared compared to these people.

Posted by: Tami at December 20, 2012 09:23 PM (X6akg)

175 Bookers?

I'll be there in an hour, Bannion.

Posted by: DC in Towson at December 20, 2012 09:24 PM (Ai+tZ)

176 The last line kills me. Definitely had a guy (30+) buy me a Vegas Bomb last Saturday (at a winery bar!). I had no idea what it was before then.

Posted by: Pirata Viator at December 20, 2012 09:24 PM (nrlrx)

177 It's sorta preppers show. Damn, I am sooooo unprepared compared to these people. Posted by: Tami at December 20, 2012 09:23 PM (X6akg)

Prepared is good.

Obsessive? Paranoid? Unbalanced?

Not so much.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at December 20, 2012 09:25 PM (gcluB)

178
J and B, water back or a Black and Tan does it for me.

Posted by: irongrampa at December 20, 2012 09:25 PM (SAMxH)

179
Pardon me....

But Tom Fucking Cotton has an article ripping Chuck Hegel in the Wall Street Journal.

You ready to meet your eventual President bitches.

WATCH THE FUCK OUT FOR THIS GUY!!!!!!!!

Hope you morans are well.

Posted by: prescient11 at December 20, 2012 09:25 PM (sFVtC)

180 I like a Southern Comfort Manhattan once in a while. Otherwise ihave some bad memories involving SoCo.

Posted by: chi-town Jerry at December 20, 2012 09:26 PM (UTq/I)

181 Ill take another Slippery Nipple...where's Alex the Chick? Sorry sexist .....

Posted by: Guido at December 20, 2012 09:26 PM (XLuH2)

182 Somebody mentioned Sam Adams. That makesa good "tan" with Guiness in a Black and Tan.

Posted by: Reader C.J. Burch thinks he is Eddie Willers, NOT! at December 20, 2012 09:26 PM (Md8Uo)

183 Ill show myself out...

Posted by: Guido at December 20, 2012 09:26 PM (XLuH2)

184 Speaking of prepping, I keep about 16 cases of beer on hand at all times, on a skid.

Posted by: rickl at December 20, 2012 09:27 PM (sdi6R)

185 @ 165 & 172

Never had So Co, I like whiskey though, might have to try it some time. Though apparently with Dr. Pepper.

Posted by: Ed Wood VS Godzilla at December 20, 2012 09:27 PM (obHYs)

186 175 Bookers? I'll be there in an hour, Bannion. Posted by: DC in Towson at December 20, 2012 09:24 PM (Ai+tZ)

Careful, you know how the locals here freak out when there is rain on the road.

Got some Basil Hayden's and Woodford Reserve too.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at December 20, 2012 09:27 PM (gcluB)

187 Here's a dipshitty well-brand shot for when someone won't just tell you what kind of shot they want or say, "Surprise me!"

1/2 oz vodka
1/2 oz triple sec
Splash of 7up

Pour in shot glass and add a couple of drops of grenadine.

And as the red, bloody looking disc of grenadine sinks to the bottom of the glass:

"There ya go, honey. Bloody Nipple."

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at December 20, 2012 09:27 PM (JDIKC)

188 Asking for stupid drinks is a bonding thing. Or something.

Remember when a Brain, then a Bloody Brain was all the craze? And don't get me started on "jello shots."

All of that stuff was pure hangover material. Stick to drinking the good stuff, with no junk in it (like fruit drinks or liqueurs), and you'll feel fine the next day.

Posted by: K-Bob at December 20, 2012 09:27 PM (VizQx)

189 Hope you morans are well.
Posted by: prescient11 at December 20, 2012 09:25 PM (sFVtC)

They are not doing well since their oldest daughter Erin has turned into a drug fuels white trash slut. It's a shame. She was so cute in Joanie loves Chachie.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 20, 2012 09:27 PM (3Y7RV)

190 Ahh, a Manhatten. Now there's a nice drink.

Haven't had one of those in a while.

Posted by: Reader C.J. Burch thinks he is Eddie Willers, NOT! at December 20, 2012 09:27 PM (Md8Uo)

191
Hell No. I just sing! HA.

Posted by: t-dubyah-d at December 20, 2012 09:28 PM (WX65W)

192 How do you make a "Chuck Hegel"?

Posted by: Guido at December 20, 2012 09:28 PM (XLuH2)

193 >>> Dr. Pepper seems to mix well with every thing.<<<<

I've had Dr Pepper and Jack Daniels and it wasn't bad. Also Jack and peach schnaps is a good mix. And I'm not really a JD fan.

Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living... at December 20, 2012 09:28 PM (KAWvv)

194 You're a victim, Damn Dirty Rino, you poor abused child of the storm.

Posted by: Mike James at December 20, 2012 09:28 PM (cgDgK)

195 I drank Jagermeister years ago. Sad to hear that it's been taken over and tainted by those fuckwits. Now if I go order it, I'll get unfairly judged. Fucking guidoes.

Posted by: dawnfire at December 20, 2012 09:29 PM (eEeH7)

196 153 Does this mean I'm "difficult"?
Posted by: Sean Bannion at December 20, 2012 09:16 PM (gcluB)

I think it means you're a metro-sexual, or a girl.
Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 20, 2012 09:18 PM (3Y7RV)



I was gonna go with "pussy."

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 20, 2012 09:29 PM (GEICT)

197 How do you make a "Chuck Hegel"?

One part weak sauce to two parts douche. Shake and then pour over ice.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at December 20, 2012 09:29 PM (gcluB)

198 Prepared is good.



Obsessive? Paranoid? Unbalanced?



Not so much.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at December 20, 2012 09:25 PM (gcluB)


Did you see that guy's underground bunker? Niiiiice.....

Posted by: Tami at December 20, 2012 09:29 PM (X6akg)

199
My sister-in-law got on a Patron and pickle juice kick this summer....

Posted by: Cicero Kid at December 20, 2012 09:30 PM (8p1Ev)

200 Southern Comfort is like drinking pancake syrup.

Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living... at December 20, 2012 09:30 PM (KAWvv)

201 My sister-in-law got on a Patron and pickle juice kick this summer....
Posted by: Cicero Kid at December 20, 2012 09:30 PM (8p1Ev)

OMG that sounds disgusting. I have to try it.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 20, 2012 09:30 PM (3Y7RV)

202 I was gonna go with "pussy."

Lighten up, Francis. My man card has been returned.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at December 20, 2012 09:31 PM (gcluB)

203 Hey stop with fucking Guido's!! Lol.

Posted by: Guido at December 20, 2012 09:31 PM (XLuH2)

204 Heh. I bartended in college close to 20 years ago. Jagr shots were popular back then too. And I wanted to throw the bottle at them as well. But the more of those they had the less they could do math and $1/shot tips quickly turned to $5 tips for 2.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at December 20, 2012 09:31 PM (HDgX3)

205
One time a bunch of Navy buddies came to see us at college. We stormed into our hangout and demanded a round of Prarie Fires, ran them and immediately all went silent because they're so harsh. Bartender was howling. He said he never saw a bunch of loud guys get so quiet so quick.

Posted by: USS Diversity at December 20, 2012 09:31 PM (MPjT8)

206 Remember the "Fuzzy Navel" craze in the '80s? I quickly discovered that Peach Schnapps and OJ didn't have any octane to speak of. Bounced off me like bullets off Superman's chest. So we added Vodka. Then decided, fuck the OJ. Just 100 octane vodka and Peach Schnapps. Now THAT'S a fucking drink.

Posted by: Tobacco Road, is getting woozy at December 20, 2012 09:32 PM (4Mv1T)

207 202 I was gonna go with "pussy."

-----

Lighten up, Francis. My man card has been returned.
Posted by: Sean Bannion at December 20, 2012 09:31 PM (gcluB)




You're still on probation.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 20, 2012 09:32 PM (GEICT)

208
Patron and pickle juice shots served with...a friggin' pickle.

Posted by: Cicero Kid at December 20, 2012 09:32 PM (8p1Ev)

209 186 Careful, you know how the locals here freak out when there is rain on the road.

Got some Basil Hayden's and Woodford Reserve too.
Posted by: Sean Bannion at December 20, 2012 09:27 PM (gcluB)

Basil Hayden's? Make it 50 minutes

Woodford? Watch me set a land speed record.

Posted by: DC in Towson at December 20, 2012 09:32 PM (Ai+tZ)

210 You drink merlot?

Posted by: M. Raymond at December 20, 2012 09:32 PM (AVfT8)

211 I agree with the post, but Jager in any form (including jaeger bombs) get my wife in, what shall we say, is "the mood." The hipsters have invaded most bars in my neck of the Pac NW; they now order tall boys of PBR so they can be down with the struggle, man, and drink beer like the common working man, man. or something like that. I've recently acquired a taste for Evan Williams whiskey.

Posted by: Secret Squirrel's Balls Und Sheft at December 20, 2012 09:32 PM (0SmH0)

212 Did you see that guy's underground bunker? Niiiiice.....
Posted by: Tami at December 20, 2012 09:29 PM (


Thanks, Tami. You have just given me my opening line for the next 'Ette I take a fancy to.

"Wanna see my bunker?"

Posted by: Sean Bannion at December 20, 2012 09:33 PM (gcluB)

213 You drink merlot?
Posted by: M. Raymond at December 20, 2012 09:32 PM (AVfT

Actually I like a Chirazz with a good Filet when I take Mrs. Sailor to a fine eatery.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 20, 2012 09:34 PM (3Y7RV)

214 Used to be you could get Flaming Dr. Peppers at the bars around LSU. One teeny little fire later and all of a sudden it's banned as a "safety hazard."

And that's how The Man keeps his boot on your neck, kids.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at December 20, 2012 09:34 PM (JDIKC)

215 Booze is Gods way of saying he loves us and wants us to be happy.

Posted by: Guido at December 20, 2012 09:34 PM (XLuH2)

216 You're still on probation.

I'm willing to perform "community service" if any 'Ettes are around.

IYKWIMAITTYD

Posted by: Sean Bannion at December 20, 2012 09:35 PM (gcluB)

217 Thanks, Tami. You have just given me my opening line for the next 'Ette I take a fancy to.



"Wanna see my bunker?"

Posted by: Sean Bannion at December 20, 2012 09:33 PM (gcluB)


LOL! Considering what's heading our way, you'll get a lot of takers.....

You're welcome.

Posted by: Tami at December 20, 2012 09:35 PM (X6akg)

218 @ 178
-- I'm the only Scotch drinker who comes into the place, so I rotate brands. (I also keep a little private closing-time stock on hand from time to time.) Right now, it's Cutty. Before that, it was Dewar's. And before that, Usher's Green Stripe. Before that, Johnny Red. Next up is White Horse.

My most recent private stock was given to me by a customer after at sat on a shelf for about ten years:

http://is.gd/8izHLp

Posted by: DamnDirtyRINO at December 20, 2012 09:35 PM (m0h0I)

219 212 "Wanna see my bunker?"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBruAooXPNU

Posted by: rickl at December 20, 2012 09:36 PM (sdi6R)

220 RINO- I've acquired a taste for the blends as well. Cuttysark is quite tasty, as is J&B with a splash of club soda. But my fav single malt is Glenmorangie Port wood finish.

Posted by: Secret Squirrel's Balls Und Sheft at December 20, 2012 09:36 PM (0SmH0)

221
Life is too damn short to drink a fuckin merlot.


I did however have a 'cable car' once, damn that was good, but I probably am lucky to still have my man card.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at December 20, 2012 09:36 PM (69Mdf)

222 Man, you ain't bullshitting. I drink my booze straight up, only occasionally throwing it on the rocks. While I appreciate the high alcohol and hoppiness of a Stone IPA (North San Diego County) I don't like fufu drinks or fufu shots. Come to think of it, most fufu drinkers vote Democrat. Don't see that many around here, between Camp Pendleton and Miramar MCAS.

Posted by: Dirty Old Man at December 20, 2012 09:37 PM (UUAFX)

223 Bullett Frontier Whiskey. All you need.

Posted by: USS Diversity at December 20, 2012 09:37 PM (MPjT8)

224 Bud Lite, Bud, Busch and Miller Lite cover 90% of the beer crowd. (We have no imports.)

__________________

I threw up a little in my mouth just reading this by the way. Seriously? No imports? Not that import = better necessarily. But why not give your customers a little choice?

Bud is piss. Bud lite is piss with more water. How about at least a Sam Adams? Blue Moon? These are still fairly mainstream beers are reasonable prices and exponentially better than Bud or Miller.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at December 20, 2012 09:37 PM (HDgX3)

225 #179Watch pout for Chuck Hagel or Tom Cotton?

Posted by: t-dubyah-d at December 20, 2012 09:38 PM (WX65W)

226 Re 219:
I just remembered that there's drinking in that video, so it's not off-topic.

Posted by: rickl at December 20, 2012 09:38 PM (sdi6R)

227 212 Thanks, Tami. You have just given me my opening line for the next 'Ette I take a fancy to.

"Wanna see my bunker?"
Posted by: Sean Bannion at December 20, 2012 09:33 PM (gcluB)




Aren't you married? Or am I confusing you with another Ron?

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 20, 2012 09:38 PM (GEICT)

228 There is a Restaurant in Milwaukee called Bacchus. The made a drink called a sidecar. My favorite drink ever. I have no idea what is in it.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 20, 2012 09:39 PM (3Y7RV)

229
Sam Adams Octoberfest is proof God loves us....

Posted by: Cicero Kid at December 20, 2012 09:39 PM (8p1Ev)

230 :::I threw up a little in my mouth just reading this by the way. Seriously? No imports? Not that import = better necessarily. But why not give your customers a little choice?:::

Because he's giving them what they WANT. "Choice" means dollars locked up in inventory that you'll never get back out.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at December 20, 2012 09:40 PM (JDIKC)

231 So mix up some house tequila by letting it steep in habenero chiles, and then be the great bartender who offers free shots to these jerks.

Posted by: John the Libertarian at December 20, 2012 09:40 PM (oshol)

232 Aren't you married? Or am I confusing you with another Ron?

Hey, someone has to repopulate the earth.

Might as well be me.

And.....when's the next club meeting?

Posted by: Sean Bannion at December 20, 2012 09:40 PM (gcluB)

233 there is a drink i had at Sloppy Joes in Key West called the Puerto Rican Motherfucker. It is equal parts Baileys, Malibu Rum, Kahlua, Banana liquor and topped with Bacardi 151. Gents, these tend to get the ladies panties dropped.

Posted by: Secret Squirrel's Balls Und Sheft at December 20, 2012 09:40 PM (0SmH0)

234 Tomorrow night, being the winter solstice, Christmas holiday, Mayan apocalypse, end of exams, and what all. I'm thinking single-malt scootch (*hic*), right here in front of AofSHQ.

Posted by: Tobacco Road, is getting woozy at December 20, 2012 09:41 PM (4Mv1T)

235 Since we're tossing out our fav drinks...Jack and Coke. Double Jack if I'm lookin to get fucked up.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 20, 2012 09:41 PM (GEICT)

236 Teqiila comes in many flavors because aged in different casks. Or blanco. If I collected anything it would be Tequila.cool bottles too. Just sip it. Or on ice...beeeeeeautiful.

Posted by: Guido at December 20, 2012 09:41 PM (XLuH2)

237 Beautiful prose, RINO. I am smitten by it.

Posted by: Truman North (D) at December 20, 2012 09:41 PM (TvZ/i)

238 Makers. Rocks. Big glass.

Posted by: K-Bob at December 20, 2012 09:41 PM (VizQx)

239
I think Jaeger is the new Peppermint Schnapps.

And for a true "Black and Tan " it's Guiness and Smithwick's.

Posted by: seamrog at December 20, 2012 09:41 PM (wrRaN)

240

Bud is piss. Bud lite is piss with more water. How about at least a Sam Adams? Blue Moon? These are still fairly mainstream beers are reasonable prices and exponentially better than Bud or Miller.


Bud doesn't even smell like beer. Pabst isn't much better.

Posted by: Grey Fox at December 20, 2012 09:42 PM (x6tId)

241 Because he's giving them what they WANT. "Choice" means dollars locked up in inventory that you'll never get back out.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at December 20, 2012 09:40 PM (JDIKC)

______________
Sure customer's always right. I get it. But if all you offer is crap, people will order only crap. Guess the question is, are there other options availabel and nobody ever chooses those options or are these the only options available? What is the other 10%?

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at December 20, 2012 09:42 PM (HDgX3)

242 Christmas Morning. Daddy watches his girls open their gifts while smiling and drinking Baily's and Coffee.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 20, 2012 09:42 PM (3Y7RV)

243 These 2012 bunkered up prepper idiots make decent people who prudently prepare for hard times, be they natural disasters or LiB consequences, look bad.

Posted by: Not Ready to Unsock at December 20, 2012 09:42 PM (BgIBZ)

244 Sam Adams Octoberfest is proof God loves us....

THIS

Although Harpoon's version ain't half bad either.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at December 20, 2012 09:42 PM (gcluB)

245 How should you drink your bourbon/scotch/vodka/whatever?

However you like it. You paid for it, you enjoy it how you want to.

Except for Bannion. He's probably doing it wrong.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at December 20, 2012 09:42 PM (JDIKC)

246 @ 224 -- Imports = bottles. Bottles = jagged wounds.

Things are calmer now than they were in the past, but the tradition holds. Also, it cuts WAY down on the amount of trash (we crush and recycle the cans), and stocking the coolers is much easier with cans.

We're talking about a gen-you-wine roadhouse. It's a small wonder we don't serve shots in Dixie cups.

Posted by: DamnDirtyRINO at December 20, 2012 09:42 PM (m0h0I)

247 232 Hey, someone has to repopulate the earth.

Might as well be me.

And.....when's the next club meeting?
Posted by: Sean Bannion at December 20, 2012 09:40 PM (gcluB)




Not sure. The strippers won't do another booking and we drank every drop of the booze last time.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 20, 2012 09:43 PM (GEICT)

248 228 There is a Restaurant in Milwaukee called Bacchus. The made a drink called a sidecar. My favorite drink ever. I have no idea what is in it.
Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 20, 2012 09:39 PM (3Y7RV)


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sidecar_(cocktail)

I've never had one, but it does sound tasty. And it seems to have some real history behind it.

Posted by: rickl at December 20, 2012 09:43 PM (sdi6R)

249 Except for Bannion. He's probably doing it wrong.
Posted by: Empire of Jeff at December 20, 2012 09:42 PM (JDIKC)

Poor Bannion. That was funny.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 20, 2012 09:43 PM (3Y7RV)

250 broke my colarbone drinking flaming drambuies on a mountainbike. ONCE.

Posted by: t-dubyah-d at December 20, 2012 09:45 PM (WX65W)

251 Christmas Morning. Daddy watches his girls open their gifts while smiling and drinking Baily's and Coffee.

Heaven, ain't it?

I can't wait for it. Oh, the next 4 years will suck, but Christmas with my girls yanks me right back to center.

I'd also recommend eggnog with a long, long shot of bourbon and fresh nutmeg.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at December 20, 2012 09:45 PM (gcluB)

252 No self respecting man sullies his Scotch/Whiskey with ice, water or god forbid, mixers!!!




Posted by: General Woundwort at December 20, 2012 09:45 PM (0fxcV)

253 The world can't end tomorrow, because that would me no more Boulevard Chocolate Ale.

Ever.

Posted by: filbert at December 20, 2012 09:46 PM (NaNKB)

254 Sam Adams Octoberfest is proof God loves us....

So is Sam Adams Summer Ale, really cold, on a hot day.

Posted by: Retread at December 20, 2012 09:46 PM (zxitI)

255 Cheer cheer heres for red beer ?

Posted by: t-dubyah-d at December 20, 2012 09:46 PM (WX65W)

256 Posted by: DamnDirtyRINO at December 20, 2012 09:42 PM (m0h0I)

_____________

Ahh. Got it. Makes sense.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at December 20, 2012 09:46 PM (HDgX3)

257 Except for Bannion. He's probably doing it wrong.
Posted by: Empire of Jeff at December 20, 2012 09:42 PM (JDIKC)


Once a grunt, always a grunt.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at December 20, 2012 09:46 PM (gcluB)

258 @ 237 -- Thanks! When you're a hillbilly bartender, you have to write like you're not one.

Posted by: DamnDirtyRINO at December 20, 2012 09:46 PM (m0h0I)

259 ...We're talking about a gen-you-wine roadhouse. It's a small wonder we don't serve shots in Dixie cups.

As one who once parked his H-D in the dining room of his house as a bachelor, I sorta get this.

Posted by: Tobacco Road, is getting woozy at December 20, 2012 09:46 PM (4Mv1T)

260 232 Aren't you married? Or am I confusing you with another Ron?

Hey, someone has to repopulate the earth.

Might as well be me.

And.....when's the next club meeting?
Posted by: Sean Bannion at December 20, 2012 09:40 PM (gcluB)


I believe we have a quorum.

*goes to google *kate beckinsale boobs"*

Posted by: DC in Towson at December 20, 2012 09:46 PM (Ai+tZ)

261 Poor Sean boyo, no respect at all. Next someone will tell him they don't serve Irish.

Then there is BCochran with his harem of beauties. And he is still watching the pole for new recruits.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 20, 2012 09:47 PM (NhdPR)

262 251 Christmas Morning. Daddy watches his girls open their gifts while smiling and drinking Baily's and Coffee.

--------

Heaven, ain't it?

I can't wait for it. Oh, the next 4 years will suck, but Christmas with my girls yanks me right back to center.

I'd also recommend eggnog with a long, long shot of bourbon and fresh nutmeg.
Posted by: Sean Bannion at December 20, 2012 09:45 PM (gcluB)




1981 family Christmas Party this Saturday. Which involves me getting as drunk as possible while not letting it show to the gathered gossing ninnies.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 20, 2012 09:47 PM (GEICT)

263 "I'd also recommend eggnog with a long, long shot of bourbon and fresh nutmeg."
Posted by: Sean Bannion at December 20, 2012 09:45 PM (gcluB)

Oddly enough, the Pumpkin Egg Nog at Krogers is really decent. Not the one in the carton, the one in the plastic, 1/2gal. milk jug.

Nog. Jack. Nutmeg. Smoooth.

Posted by: K-Bob at December 20, 2012 09:48 PM (VizQx)

264 Bartender! Gimme a milk. WARM.

Posted by: fb at December 20, 2012 09:48 PM (NXd0Q)

265 I very, very rarely drink, and I've never drank at a bar, but I really love the bourbon balls my husband brought home from Kentucky.

50s housewife?

Posted by: Lauren at December 20, 2012 09:48 PM (wsGWu)

266 I don't really care for Woodford Reserve. I tried it for the first time the other night. Blanton's is the bee's knees though.

Posted by: no good deed at December 20, 2012 09:49 PM (mjR67)

267 261 Poor Sean boyo, no respect at all. Next someone will tell him they don't serve Irish.

Then there is BCochran with his harem of beauties. And he is still watching the pole for new recruits.
Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 20, 2012 09:47 PM (NhdPR)



You gotta problem with us fuckin mics?

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 20, 2012 09:49 PM (GEICT)

268 Full Sail and Deschutes are two great breweries. Both from Oregon so I don't know how widely available they are outside of the PNW.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at December 20, 2012 09:49 PM (HDgX3)

269 "Bartender... can you give me a long, slow comfortable screw against the wall?"

I'm a little too busy for that right now, but you can toss me a beejer next time I run to the shitter - how's that grab you, sweetheart?

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at December 20, 2012 09:49 PM (JDIKC)

270 I very, very rarely drink, and I've never drank at a bar, but I really love the bourbon balls my husband brought home from Kentucky.

50s housewife?
Posted by: Lauren at December 20, 2012 09:48 PM (wsGWu)

I'm not gonna go their, I'm not gonna go their, I'm not gonna go their...........

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 20, 2012 09:49 PM (3Y7RV)

271 *goes to google *kate beckinsale boobs"*Posted by: DC in Towson at December 20, 2012 09:46 PM (Ai+tZ)

Hey.

A little warning next time??

I almost lost a perfectly good mouthful of Booker's.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at December 20, 2012 09:50 PM (gcluB)

272 Oh sure, having it neat is nice. But with ice its refreshing.

Posted by: K-Bob at December 20, 2012 09:50 PM (VizQx)

273 The one time I went to a pub I drank a Guiness (because it was the only brandI recognized) and ended up sitting the corner reading Paul the Deacon's History of the Longobards. Overpriced and not terribly interesting experience, but at leastI can say did it once.

Posted by: Grey Fox at December 20, 2012 09:50 PM (x6tId)

274 Being in Kentucky, you'd be surprised at how little bourbon we go through. One handle of Wild Turkey lasted for six months.

Posted by: DamnDirtyRINO at December 20, 2012 09:51 PM (m0h0I)

275 You gotta problem with us fuckin mics?
Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 20, 2012 09:49 PM (GEICT)


I'm half Irish and half German. I guess that means I stayed too fucked up to try for world domination.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 20, 2012 09:51 PM (3Y7RV)

276 This is quite scary. Just on the off chance the Mayans were right. Bought a Dominos pizza - thin crust Canadian bacon and mushroom. That was nom nom nom delicious let me tell you.

Anyway on the box amidst the usual ads was something that should make Queen AlextheChick completely delirious - Chocolate Lava Crunch Cakes.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 20, 2012 09:52 PM (NhdPR)

277 1981 family Christmas Party this Saturday. Which involves me getting as drunk as possible while not letting it show to the gathered gossing ninnies.
Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 20, 2012 09:47 PM (GEICT)


We must be twins or some shit. Exactly the same thing at my house this Saturday. I figured out a trick though.

Big copper mug holds 2 beers, so they tee totaling in laws will think I've only had 5 beers by 5 pm. It's fucking foolproof.

Posted by: DC in Towson at December 20, 2012 09:52 PM (Ai+tZ)

278 265 I very, very rarely drink, and I've never drank at a bar,

A DESIGNATED DRIVER!! Thank heavens,I thought I'd never get home. (*hic*)

Posted by: Tobacco Road, is getting woozy at December 20, 2012 09:52 PM (4Mv1T)

279 Lauren, if you wait another 20 min I'll have bourbon balls.

(that where you were going too, OSP)

Posted by: Sean Bannion at December 20, 2012 09:52 PM (gcluB)

280 After I got out of college flaming shots became popular for a stretch. I was sitting at a bar enjoying a brew when this douchebag comes up, starts chatting up the female bartender and generally makes a nuisance of himself. So he orders a flaming shot to impress the bartendress. But he's intimidated by the flame and can't bring himself to toss it back. So he starts sipping it and it dribbles and... lights his beard on fire.

Posted by: somebody else, not me at December 20, 2012 09:52 PM (nZvGM)

281 Southern Comfort is like drinking pancake syrup.

Yeah, but Aunt Jemima doesn't magically make the sorority girls drop their panties...

Posted by: Colorado Alex at December 20, 2012 09:52 PM (o1kXv)

282 My God, they're still going on in the House Vote thread.

Posted by: rickl at December 20, 2012 09:53 PM (sdi6R)

283 :::I almost lost a perfectly good mouthful of Booker's.:::

Careful, that shit'll strip the varnish off your hardwood floors.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at December 20, 2012 09:53 PM (JDIKC)

284 Everclear (the real one). Add paper bag, wa-laa.

Posted by: Hardcore Moron, damn near hobo-ish at December 20, 2012 09:53 PM (VizQx)

285 Easy set up.

Posted by: Lauren at December 20, 2012 09:53 PM (wsGWu)

286 Here is the recipe for the perfect martini.

1) Pour gin, vermouth and olives in trash where they belong.

2) Drink Whiskey

Posted by: General Woundwort at December 20, 2012 09:53 PM (0fxcV)

287 I hear by call this meeting to order.


http://tinyurl.com/ct8trxq

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 20, 2012 09:53 PM (GEICT)

288 Anyway on the box amidst the usual ads was something that should make Queen AlextheChick completely delirious - Chocolate Lava Crunch Cakes.
Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 20, 2012 09:52 PM (NhdPR)

You do know that at fast food corporate HQ's, the menu is in many ways decided by the wants and needs of the average stoner.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 20, 2012 09:53 PM (3Y7RV)

289 LOL Bcochran, chill Francis. Quarter Irish, quarter German, and half Italian. A Hessian who has lost their aggression due to pizza, pasta, schnitzel, and shamrocks.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 20, 2012 09:54 PM (NhdPR)

290 Ok, there is apparently a bunker 'club' I was unaware of....Vivos? Costs tens of thousands of dollars per person. They won't even tell the people doing the show where it is. They had to ride in windowless vans and all cellphones were confiscated.



This is a hoot.

Posted by: Tami at December 20, 2012 09:54 PM (X6akg)

291
So Jager is mixed with superduty caffiene and they think its cool, bet they puke a lot in the bathrooms there a lot to.

Posted by: Gmac - Who wishes all a Merry Christmas, except for those retards that re-elected the SCOAMF at December 20, 2012 09:54 PM (IanLz)

292 What a Bloody Mary should taste like? Commander's Palace in New Orleans -- by far the best I've ever tasted. (Great food, too.)

Posted by: Doug at December 20, 2012 09:54 PM (u9a2o)

293
@ 218


Obviously, sir, you are a discerning individual.

And a fine photographer.

Posted by: irongrampa at December 20, 2012 09:55 PM (SAMxH)

294 275 You gotta problem with us fuckin mics?
Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 20, 2012 09:49 PM (GEICT)


I'm half Irish and half German. I guess that means I stayed too fucked up to try for world domination.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 20, 2012 09:51 PM (3Y7RV)



God introduced beer to the Irish so we wouldn't dominate the world.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 20, 2012 09:55 PM (GEICT)

295 # 274. Isnt it hard to get bourbon in Kantukee? Babtist and all ?

Posted by: t-dubyah-d at December 20, 2012 09:55 PM (WX65W)

296 German and Irish????

Hoooo boy.

"You vill do as I say, or I will smash you in ze face mit me shillelagh!!"

Posted by: Sean Bannion at December 20, 2012 09:56 PM (gcluB)

297
What's the difference between an Irish wedding and an Irish wake?
One less drunk.

Posted by: USS Diversity at December 20, 2012 09:57 PM (MPjT8)

298 277 We must be twins or some shit. Exactly the same thing at my house this Saturday. I figured out a trick though.

Big copper mug holds 2 beers, so they tee totaling in laws will think I've only had 5 beers by 5 pm. It's fucking foolproof.

Posted by: DC in Towson at December 20, 2012 09:52 PM (Ai+tZ)



Mixed drinks. "Whatcha got there?" "Diet coke." "oh ok." They walk away. " And a lot of Jack Daniels."

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 20, 2012 09:57 PM (GEICT)

299
"You vill do as I say, or I will smash you in ze face mit me shillelagh!!"
Posted by: Sean Bannion at December 20, 2012 09:56 PM (gcluB)

I think my mom said that to my dad once.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 20, 2012 09:57 PM (3Y7RV)

300 :::274 Being in Kentucky, you'd be surprised at how little bourbon we go through. One handle of Wild Turkey lasted for six months.
Posted by: DamnDirtyRINO at December 20, 2012 09:51 PM (m0h0I):::

That is surprising. Being the motherlode and all.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at December 20, 2012 09:57 PM (JDIKC)

301 Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 20, 2012 09:53 PM


You'll poke yer eye out!

Posted by: DC in Towson at December 20, 2012 09:58 PM (Ai+tZ)

302 #287 calls this meeting to order. With the link!!!!

Posted by: t-dubyah-d at December 20, 2012 09:59 PM (WX65W)

303 @ 293
-- Thank you! I do my best.

@ 295 -- Nah. As we say around here, the only difference between Catholics and Baptists is that the Catholics will say "hi" at the liquor store.

Posted by: DamnDirtyRINO at December 20, 2012 09:59 PM (m0h0I)

304 Being in Kentucky, you'd be surprised at how little bourbon we go through. One handle of Wild Turkey lasted for six months.
Posted by: DamnDirtyRINO at December 20, 2012 09:51 PM (m0h0I)



That's because it tastes like a can of sterno's piss after he ate 3 pounds of asparagus.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 20, 2012 10:00 PM (GEICT)

305 301
You'll poke yer eye out!

Posted by: DC in Towson at December 20, 2012 09:58 PM (Ai+tZ)




God saw fit to give me two.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 20, 2012 10:01 PM (GEICT)

306 Back when I was bar tending, flaming shots were the big dealio.

The most godawful of which was:

The Flaming Faggot

Equal measures-

Southern Comfort
Creme de Menthe

151 float then light on fire.

Patron blows out the flame, downs shot.


Posted by: naturalfake at December 20, 2012 10:01 PM (G9qZk)

307 Parents are coming to visit next Weds. I am determined to load Dad up with bourbon and cigars so that Mom will leave him the fuck alone, not wanting to inhale his man-stink, and blame me for it, earning me at least three months without a phone call.

Worked pretty good last year. She called my wife to complain.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at December 20, 2012 10:02 PM (JDIKC)

308 1981 family Christmas Party this Saturday. Which
involves me getting as drunk as possible while not letting it show to
the gathered gossing ninnies.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 20, 2012 09:47 PM (GEICT)

I have one of those this Sunday. I'll be seeing members of my husband's family that I haven't seen in about 25 years....some of them I've never even met (niece's and nephew's children). This outta be fun.....I'll be shocked if no one pulls a gun.

Posted by: Tami at December 20, 2012 10:02 PM (X6akg)

309 Ohai Moki!

I've been checking out GameSpy lately. I swear, that Dan Stapleton guy these days is like "To Catch A Developer": http://pc.gamespy.com/pc/fallout-mmo/1226990p1.html

And there's this beatdown here: http://pc.gamespy.com/pc/the-war-z/1226980p1.html

The next time some crooked programmer sees Stapleton coming, the end of that article's going to be a youtube vid of some fat nerd being chased through the woods by a team of lawyers

Posted by: boulder hobo at December 20, 2012 10:03 PM (QTHTd)

310 @ 300 -- We go through a lot of Canadian whiskey, of all things. We have one man who comes in and drinks Maker's on occasion. He turned 98 years old this year. We go through a little Jim Beam, but nowhere near as much as we do Crown and 7.

Posted by: DamnDirtyRINO at December 20, 2012 10:03 PM (m0h0I)

311 God saw fit to give me two. The gods saw fit to grace me with a spare.

Fixed. Because 300 is pure testosterawesome.

Posted by: DC in Towson at December 20, 2012 10:04 PM (Ai+tZ)

312 Tami sounds fun. Doing the same thing. Visiting extended family. Attack of the never met before rug rats.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 20, 2012 10:04 PM (NhdPR)

313 Morrison Street Bar and Grill in Portland is a great place. I might consider moving to Portland if it weren't for all the crazy liberals there. Been thinking about a summer home in one of the little towns on the road to Mt. Hood, like Chrysanthemum. Texas is just too hot from May though September.

Posted by: Michael the Hobbit at December 20, 2012 10:04 PM (7zk6v)

314 Well, Moonshiners Christmas special is on. I discovered it is DVR'd. It's gonna be a great evening.

Later rons, *takes a long drink, wipes tear* I LOVE YOU MAN!!!

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 20, 2012 10:05 PM (3Y7RV)

315 DC in Towson, Quarter Cask is my number one drink. Having a hard time getting it in Stafford, so I settle for the 10yr. Bought a bottle of Blue to celebrate when Mitt won (Yeah, hopeful I was). It sits on my drinks cabinet begging to be opened.

I love beer in the past, but my sister-in-law turned me on to Scotch when I turned 40; beer no longer satisfies the palate.


Posted by: stourma at December 20, 2012 10:05 PM (8k5/X)

316 Cya OSP. Enjoy the show.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 20, 2012 10:06 PM (NhdPR)

317 #276 Anna Puma. Insteead of 1 pizza you should have purchased a franchise. Mayan holiday after all.

Posted by: t-dubyah-d at December 20, 2012 10:06 PM (WX65W)

318 BCochran some K-Pop. Girl's Generation - Hoot.
A South Korean James Bond versus a bevy of Bond girls.
http://youtu.be/JRPCsW2wggw

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 20, 2012 10:07 PM (NhdPR)

319 t-dubyah-d. Perhaps after the New Year and after I win a lottery. Then try to recreate the Dominos Japan menu.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 20, 2012 10:09 PM (NhdPR)

320 312
Tami sounds fun. Doing the same thing. Visiting extended family. Attack of the never met before rug rats.


Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 20, 2012 10:04 PM (NhdPR)

My husband's family multiples geometrically. He's the oldest of 7. I have one SIL that had 8 of her own....then when most of them were gone, decided she needed to adopt 5 more. She's an outright bitch and I loathe her with the heat of a thousand suns....she'll be there....

Now that I think about it, maybe I'll be the one pulling the gun.

Posted by: Tami at December 20, 2012 10:09 PM (X6akg)

321 So mix up some house tequila by letting it steep in habenero chiles, and then be the great bartender who offers free shots to these jerks.
Posted by: John the Libertarian

Oh, I'm going to have to do that some time.

My current faves: Johnny Walker Blue (neat, of course), Malibu and Coke or Captain and Coke, or a Bombay Sapphire and Tonic.

For beer, I'll drink just about anything that's put in my hand, but I'm a little spoiled having a Tap Room a very short drive away. The last beer I tried was Lagunitas Brown Shugga, a nice, dark, sweet 9.8% brew.

Posted by: Smokey Behr at December 20, 2012 10:14 PM (QyeW7)

322 Remember when a Brain, then a Bloody Brain was all the craze? And don't get me started on "jello shots."

Bloody Brain? Brian Hemorrhage? I remember them... well. I think.

Jaeger, Bailey's, a touch of grenadine...

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent at December 20, 2012 10:18 PM (opLk0)

323 Whats the word? Thunder Bird!
Whats the price? Forty Twice!

Posted by: That Hobo behind the shruberry at December 20, 2012 10:22 PM (obHYs)

324 Good evening, everyone!

In the college bowl game of the day, it's 6-3 SDSU over BYU going into the 4th quarter. If that isn't excitement I don't know what would be.

Posted by: I lurk, therefore I am at December 20, 2012 10:25 PM (QZqNn)

325 And I can't post in the proper thread. On topic, bourbon/whiskey/scotch but I have to have a mixer because I can't drink them straight. No to beer.

Posted by: I lurk, therefore I am at December 20, 2012 10:26 PM (QZqNn)

326 You fancy namby pamby's with ya running water, and fufu pabst blue ribbons, and bud lights and roofs. If its not Mad Dog 2020 might as well be wearing dressess

Posted by: That Hobo behind the shruberry at December 20, 2012 10:26 PM (obHYs)

327 This is the most important AoS post ever

Posted by: Fabio Escobar at December 20, 2012 10:27 PM (2vN0p)

328 @ 321 -- I'm a Beefeater tonic guy when I drink gin, but I do like Bombay Sapphire and Tanqueray. As for Scotch, I tend to drink mine on the rocks, though that has a lot to do with the fact that I'm usually drinking inexpensive blended stuff rather than the spendy single malts. I was able to take the Royal Salute neat, but most of the stuff I get to drink is comparatively hot, so I throw in a few cubes to cut it a smidge.

Posted by: DamnDirtyRINO at December 20, 2012 10:28 PM (m0h0I)

329
When our group went to a bar, we'd all throw in x amount of dollars for a " kitty" that the bartender could draw from. Making his/herjob a little easier.
We were in a neighborhood pub, but outsiders would exclaim " Howcan you trust them?"
we would just laugh, we knew the barkeeps.

Posted by: seamrog at December 20, 2012 10:28 PM (wrRaN)

330 @ 326 -- Just for you: http://is.gd/q4Vezo

One of the greatest country songs ever written. You'd probably like it even if you don't like country music as a rule.

Posted by: DamnDirtyRINO at December 20, 2012 10:33 PM (m0h0I)

331 DDR- This was a good post. I stumbled upstairs to the ONT, but I think it's a girls sleepover. Not that there's anything wrong with that.

Posted by: Tobacco Road, is getting woozy at December 20, 2012 10:36 PM (4Mv1T)

332 @ 331 -- Thanks, TR. Maybe it's time to raid the hen party. Who brought the SoCo?

Posted by: DamnDirtyRINO at December 20, 2012 10:39 PM (m0h0I)

333 DDR -- what part of Kentucky?

Posted by: Nc at December 20, 2012 10:40 PM (LmX/s)

334 Christ.

I spent upwards of fifteen years slinging booze at everything from dives to top shelf hotel joints (think: Top of the Downtown Marriott, San Francisco).

Looking at that Vegas Bomb (and the apparently brain-damaged bartender) I'm glad I got out when I did.

It was already getting weird when I left, though.

As for Red Bull and booze, if you want a "lift" while you're guzzling, why not just mix crystal meth and vodka and have done with it?

Posted by: Bill Quick at December 20, 2012 10:43 PM (Um4WA)

335 @ 330
Thanks, not a country fan, but you were right, that was pretty good.

Posted by: Ed Wood VS Godzilla at December 20, 2012 10:47 PM (obHYs)

336 DDR, I agree good post. I 'm partial to an old fashion ever since I got hooked on them when I met my wife in Wisconsin. but you're right the muddling is a pain. I've simplified the drink to just whiskey, bitters and whatever sweet white soda I have on hand at the time.

Posted by: Thermadin at December 20, 2012 10:48 PM (W+08+)

337 @ 333 -- Far western end, not too far from the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi.

@ 334 -- Exactly my thought on the brain-damaged bartender. I've never tended bar anywhere but where I am now, but I could see me getting canned in a hurry at just about any other place.

Posted by: DamnDirtyRINO at December 20, 2012 10:51 PM (m0h0I)

338 Whats the word? Thunder Bird!

Whats the price? Forty Twice!


"Olde Factory Whistle"


So why do they call it that?

One blast and you're through for the day...

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent at December 20, 2012 10:52 PM (opLk0)

339 DDR, if you're still around, I usually have bourbon/scotch/whiskey with diet soda or as a sour because if I drink the liquor straight my throat constricts. Are there any other cocktails you can think of that would be interesting and have enough "other stuff" to combat my little problem? Thanks!

Posted by: I lurk, therefore I am at December 20, 2012 10:54 PM (QZqNn)

340 @ 335
-- My pleasure. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

@ 336 -- Thank you. I've made them, but never actually drank one. I'm just not a bourbon guy, as it's a bit too cloying for my taste. But, I wonder if the bitters might knock that out a bit. I'll have to give one a try, maybe this weekend.

Posted by: DamnDirtyRINO at December 20, 2012 10:54 PM (m0h0I)

341 @ 339 -- Ginger ale is good. You might also try a little club soda with a flavored syrup (JUST a little) -- maybe just a bit of vanilla extract. And, of course, there's always the mint julep.

One thing I've really gotten fond of recently is gin rickeys. They're unbelievably refreshing.

Posted by: DamnDirtyRINO at December 20, 2012 11:01 PM (m0h0I)

342 Bartender respect? What's that? I don't care what you want me to drink. We are not friends. You spit in my drink and dry the tip of my wang with the five I'm going to hand you while I'm in the men's room. And both our immune systems are stronger for it.

Unless one of us dies.

Posted by: Cackfinger at December 20, 2012 11:01 PM (CCHli)

343 @ 342 -- One word: Ipecac.

Posted by: DamnDirtyRINO at December 20, 2012 11:03 PM (m0h0I)

344 " the increased likelihood of encountering belligerent, loudmouthed drunks."
I drive a nightshift taxi in Cork Ireland and i'm left wondering does that quote mean they've invented some other type of drunk now.

Posted by: cdajoe at December 20, 2012 11:03 PM (OlZ2k)

345
Jack and Coke or if it's cold Jack and Coffee with a spoonful of sugar.

Posted by: concrete girl at December 20, 2012 11:03 PM (y2Ojs)

346 Sounds like bitching to me. You're a bartender, as I used to be. Stop whining about the difficult drinks you need to make. You're a bartender,, hook them up and take the tips. Whaa! I need to make a long island or a cosmo,, really? God forbid a sweet looking female asks for a drink you have an apprension to make,, I know the "look",, and so does she. Do good work, pussy.

Posted by: Doug at December 20, 2012 11:04 PM (rkxBM)

347
Damn Dirty RINO!

Nice post,
I for one hate the monstrosity of Jaeger (or whatever.) I tend to drink beer, or whiskey, often a rum and Coke (love the islands man.)
Margarita's with Mexican, but I don' think that counts.

Although I disagree with your statement on Beer. I love ale, sorry that's just that. If all you've got is Bud, Budlight and Natty, I'll just have a soda. (Nothing wrong with staying off the suds for one night.)

Posted by: tsrblke at December 20, 2012 11:06 PM (GaqMa)

348 @ 346 -- I'll make LIT's all night for the right woman. Barflies, on the other hand, get "the look". And I sleep like a baby knowing I saved some poor sap a few bucks.

@ 347
-- I don't mind serving sodas to someone all night, and would merrily serve all manner of craft beers if I had them on hand. But, the moment someone heaves a sigh of exasperation at my lack of 45-degree Cleveland Steamer, we come to a passive-aggressive loggerheads that won't be resolved until they walk out the door in a huff.

Posted by: DamnDirtyRINO at December 20, 2012 11:12 PM (m0h0I)

349 @ 347
-- Also, thanks for the kind words on the post. I do appreciate it.

Posted by: DamnDirtyRINO at December 20, 2012 11:13 PM (m0h0I)

350 There is nothing worse than a whiny mangina bartender who doesn't like making the drinks his customers pay for, but complains about it as if they asked him to fix their car and evaluate an MRI.

Have a nice cup of STFU with your Bud Lite and make the flirtatious redhead her GD mojito if she wants one.

I bartended my way thru college in a city where the bars didn't close until 3-4 am. And our peak times were so busy the fire martial made regular appearances.

This country is turning into a nation of wusses. Go be a snotty garcon in France and turn your nose up at people who don't order the 'right' wine if that's your gig.

Posted by: naj at December 20, 2012 11:17 PM (tAHf5)

351 @ 350 -- If you think there's nothing worse than a mangina bartender who doesn't like making drinks for dirtbag customers who ask for the world and don't tip, you obviously haven't read your own comments.

Posted by: DamnDirtyRINO at December 20, 2012 11:19 PM (m0h0I)

352
Posted by: DamnDirtyRINO at December 20, 2012 11:12 PM (m0h0I)

The exapansion of decently drinkable Belgian type beers (Shocktop, Blue Moon). Has helped.
I don't think I've ever "sighed" but I have gone from "What do you have on tap" to "I think I'll just have a Soda." (In fairness, I don't think I've ever done that at a bar though. Most bars have something decent on tap in the Ale section. Resturants are a different story.)

Posted by: tsrblke at December 20, 2012 11:20 PM (GaqMa)

353 @ 352
-- Don't get me wrong. I absolutely love imports and craft beers. When I'm out at a place that has them, I drink Newcastle or Guinness Stout. I also like Honey Brown.

Posted by: DamnDirtyRINO at December 20, 2012 11:22 PM (m0h0I)

354 Aaannnd the Scotch is kicking in.

Posted by: DamnDirtyRINO at December 20, 2012 11:24 PM (m0h0I)

355
Posted by: DamnDirtyRINO at December 20, 2012 11:22 PM (m0h0I)

Me and guiness don't actually get along. The well known Microbrew here has an Oatmeal Stout that has sort of ruined my taste for stouts.
Newcastel is pretty good though.
Like I said though, better beers than the rot water coming out of AB (and I live in St. Louis!) are catching on, so I haven't had to not order beer in a looooonnnnggggg time.

Posted by: tsrblke at December 20, 2012 11:28 PM (GaqMa)

356 @ 355
-- When it comes to domestics, I'm a Miller High Life guy -- especially the ponies. I've never been a fan of A-B's stuff, except for Michelob Classic Dark. I don't even know if they make it anymore.

I had an oatmeal beer at a micro-brew place in Bowling Green, KY once that was delicious. Oddly enough, I think the place was called "Hop's".

Posted by: DamnDirtyRINO at December 20, 2012 11:32 PM (m0h0I)

357 I know this thread is long since dead, but one type of beer that a lot of the micro brews make where I went to college was a chile ale. Personally I liked them.

Posted by: Ed Wood VS Godzilla at December 20, 2012 11:54 PM (obHYs)

358 @ 357 -- I'm not sure if you meant "Chile" or "chili", but I've had one made with a chili pepper floating in it like the worm in a bottle of Mezcal, and it ain't too shabby. There's a little bite to it, but it's tolerable and tasty. (Fair warning: May be a little loud.)

http://is.gd/nGMXse

Posted by: DamnDirtyRINO at December 21, 2012 12:16 AM (m0h0I)

359 Dead thread, but I started out with bacardi and coke in HS,5 beers for a buck at a bar called The Parrot in New Orleans in college, and $1 pitcher night at the tavern in the strip mall just out of college and poor. Have since cleaned up my act and go with Bacardi and diet coke in a tall glass. Hang around long enough and everything comes back in style.

Posted by: RM at December 21, 2012 12:25 AM (ixDYs)

360 @ 358
Like a green chile, it has a nice little bite and after taste to it, but it seems to be one of those love it or hate it beers. Which is fair enough, Pecan beer is also made down there, and that's not my cup of tea. Never had the type you linked though, have to give it a shot if I find it.

Here's one that I've tried it's the chile cerveza near the bottom.

http://tinyurl.com/cc3ua9n

Posted by: Ed Wood VS Godzilla at December 21, 2012 12:28 AM (obHYs)

361 @ 359 -- Like the bar where I work, it ain't dead 'til I say it is. I used to hang out at a pool hall called The Rack (a little before I was legally allowed to do so) where I would drink 151 Coke until I couldn't. That is, until I was almost run over by a buddy of mine who happened to see me depositing the night's proceeds in the middle of the backroad we all took to avoid roadblocks and bored deputies.

I don't drink rum at all anymore, but I sure did love it back then. I started on Bacardi Silver, and it was a natural progression to 151 after that.

Posted by: DamnDirtyRINO at December 21, 2012 12:32 AM (m0h0I)

362 @ 360 -- I think I'd like that pecan beer. I'll have to see if I can find it. I love the oily bitterness of pecans and can see where they'd make a nice brew.

Posted by: DamnDirtyRINO at December 21, 2012 12:34 AM (m0h0I)

363 @ 363
The one thing about it, at least the one I've had, is that it's pretty sweet.

By the way, that was a really good thread, thanks.

Posted by: Ed Wood VS Godzilla at December 21, 2012 12:44 AM (obHYs)

364 "We're talking about a gen-you-wine roadhouse."
DDR, I thought you'd be bigger

Posted by: Franrank@aol.com at December 21, 2012 12:48 AM (F8apr)

365 @ 363 -- That is surprising. I would've thought it would be a bitter ale. Maybe it's more a pecan pie brew than a pecan brew.

In any event, I'm just glad you enjoyed the thread. I have, myself.

Posted by: DamnDirtyRINO at December 21, 2012 12:49 AM (m0h0I)

366 If I am at a crowded bar I order a beer. Bottled or canned, not tap (unless the place is set up for pouring drafts when it is busy). I know the bar tender is in the weeds and I just want a drink.

If I am at a nice place or high end joint, I go with a classic cocktail: Old Fashioned or Martini. I might go Scotch, but it depends on the place and whether it focuses on it.

Posted by: Evil Blogger Lady at December 21, 2012 12:50 AM (XkmMw)

367 @ 364 -- TWS . . . wait.

Posted by: DamnDirtyRINO at December 21, 2012 12:50 AM (m0h0I)

368 @ 366 -- Can you feel my fractured smile beaming upon you?

Posted by: DamnDirtyRINO at December 21, 2012 12:51 AM (m0h0I)

369 What a lot of people (and, frankly, some bartenders) don't understand is that consideration is generally repaid at least two-fold.

Posted by: DamnDirtyRINO at December 21, 2012 12:56 AM (m0h0I)

370 It's Jagermeister. If chilling that shit doesn't make it sufficiently un-nasty-tasting for you, Red Bull certainly will not.

Posted by: Rich Fader at December 21, 2012 01:00 AM (M4II3)

371 @ 370 -- Sizzurp offers a better bargain.

Posted by: DamnDirtyRINO at December 21, 2012 01:13 AM (m0h0I)

372
Just left some of myfriends one of whom is Jag-infamous and a bartender. One who otherwise considers himself a pro drinker. How many times have I heard this Jaeger-bombing alleged pro toss me shit for opting for a Jamesons instead (usually in the guise of "upgrade - snob !!!" or some such). Man I needed to hear another sane drinking human being who thinks properly. Thank you. I'd rather pay for my own and one for the person offering to buy a Jaeger-fill-in-the-blank than take one more sip of that gak-nasty concoction that tastes like Robutussin, gasoline and licorice.

Posted by: SocietyIs2Blame at December 21, 2012 02:33 AM (WLuv5)

373 Been slingin' for several years in a neighborhood type bar in a Southern college/tourist town. My big pet peeve is the dirty hipsters and their PBR mania.

You're not being cool or ironic by ordering what every body else wearing their sister's jeans is drinking. You really drink it because it's cheap. No problem there. When your head explodes after I offer 2 other cheap alternatives and you still can't order, I'm kinda done with you. Especially when people who are ready to order are 4 deep around my bar.

Take a moment and recognize the kind of bar you're in. If you're in the mood for crafted cocktails, or an expansive craft beer selection, there are several good choices in town. In a low key, divey kind of bar, you're better off with beers (and look at the taps that are right in front of you) or basic cocktails.

I like bar tending. It's a great gig. But I'm a gunslinger. High volume, pump em out (and get em right), shots beers and drinks. That's what I'm good at and what I like doing. Don't mind making whatever we have the stuff for, but also have little patience for grown folks who act as if they've never been out or ordered anything in a busy establishment before...oh, and tip your service people. It's the right thing to do.

Posted by: Roachman at December 21, 2012 04:15 AM (ddxeV)

374 Menagerie of dullards, congress of louts.

Posted by: John Bissell at December 21, 2012 06:41 AM (xfjym)

375
Nothing wrong with a little Jack 'n water. And not much water.
And I'll have an Old Fashioned now and again, although it's amazing how many different ways (and bartenders) there are to screw it up.
And I've long ago given up on Presbyterians--the drink, not the congregations--although I did know a hot little Presbyterian girl many many moons ago.

Posted by: Comanche Voter at December 21, 2012 11:26 AM (oe1aw)

376 grim....

Posted by: wm flip at December 21, 2012 12:28 PM (lB/5N)

377 @ 372
-- Wow, that's almost unforgivable from an actual bartender. But, I reckon it takes all kinds.

@ 373 -- It's good to know there are so many kindred spirits among the Moron Horde. Whenever I have 'em stacked at the bar and someone orders some ridiculous concoction that takes a lot of time to prepare, I'm always tempted to tell everyone else, "Sorry, guys. I have to do a quick window treatment for this guy before I get to you."

@ 375
-- Whiskey with a water back is a favorite. I'll shake the hand of whoever orders that on a busy night.

Posted by: DamnDirtyRINO at December 21, 2012 12:42 PM (m0h0I)

378 My daughter is a bartender in a neighborhood dive. A regular, 80++ year old had been trying to grab her butt for years. one night her hands were full and he got a hold of it as she walked by.
She told him, i hope you enjoyed yourself, because its never happening again.
He died that night, in his sleep.

Posted by: Say What? at December 22, 2012 12:32 AM (3hSf2)






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